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Countryfile royal special - Adam Henson
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Matt Baker, Ellie Harrison, Adam Henson and Anita Rani head north of the border to the magnificent Balmoral in the second of the Countryfile royal specials

The Countryfile team head north of the border to the magnificent Balmoral in the second of the royal specials.

It’s not difficult to see why the Queen and Royal Family love the 50,000-acre estate so much: the views of wild rugged moorland, lochs and mountains are astonishing.

It’s also where the Queen can express her love of native breeds including Highland cows, ponies and deer.

Countryfile royal special shows Matt Baker with housekeeper

Matt Baker with housekeeper Sheena Stewart in front of the BBQ designed by The Duke of Edinburgh

While Matt Baker, Ellie Harrison and Adam Henson explore Balmoral and the countryside around it, Anita Rani is in the Hebrides to retrace the Queen’s footsteps to some of the tiny wild and beautiful islands that she loves to explore.

TV Times rating: ****

Mandy Cooper
Mandy Cooper

As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.